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Zach Lee, Nathan Eovaldi, And Allen Webster Land On MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects List

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Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com has named three members of the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system to his annual Top 100 Prospects list, all of whom are right-handed pitchers. Zach Lee clocked in at #45, Nathan Eovaldi showed up at #70, and Allen Webster rounded out the trio at #74. ===== Zach Lee Statistically speaking: After missing a few weeks with ... Read More »

Bankruptcy Court Reveals Extent Of Dodgers Debt + How Frank McCourt Still Plans To Profit

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers filed a reorganization plan in bankruptcy court that shows the club near $600 million in debt. The Dodgers filed their reorganization plan with a federal bankruptcy court in Delaware on Friday, which will bring the club out of Chapter 11 protection through a sale of the team by April 30. … The ... Read More »

Is Criticism Of Hiroki Kuroda Actually Happening?

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Is this real life? I honestly didn’t know this was a thing outside of a few Twitter re-tweets from Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles. As usual, Jon Weisman from Dodger Thoughts was on point talking about Los Angeles Dodgers fans criticizing Hiroki Kuroda for his decision to sign with the New York Yankees. This is a pretty bizarre loyalty ... Read More »

Around The Web: New Owner Candidates + How Power Ages + Draconian MLB

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Los Angeles Dodgers: Reliever Blake Hawksworth had surgery on Wednesday to remove bone spurs and scar tissue. Probably going to be a bit late to Spring Training. Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw was named the 2011 Sportsman Of The Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. Well deserved. —– Los Angeles Times: Tom Barrack‘s interest in purchasing the Dodgers confirmed. ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Not Getting Prince Fielder & Frank McCourt Still An Asshole

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While there’s nothing wrong with pipe dreams, and the speculation about the Los Angeles Dodgers and Prince Fielder was inevitable given the team’s needs and his need for a team, it was never all that realistic. As such, Buster Olney‘s suggestion was understandable, but Bill Shaikin‘s rebuttal was reasonable, as Mike Petriello pointed out. As you can imagine, I tend ... Read More »

Around The Web: Ownership Candidates + Television Rights Settled

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Los Angeles Times: Tony Ressler and Stanley Gold throw their hat into the Dodgers ownership ring. Los Angeles Times: Disney is in too. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello has the most comprehensive look at the pros and cons of all the Dodgers ownership candidates. —– Los Angeles Times: The Dodgers and Fox have settled their dispute over television rights. ... Read More »

Blake Hawksworth To Have Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery, Was He Pitching Hurt?

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Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that reliever Blake Hawksworth will have surgery on January 11th. Dodgers reliever Blake Hawksworth is scheduled to undergo a minor surgical procedure Wednesday to remove scar tissue and shave down a bone spur in his right elbow. Hawksworth is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks. He should be pitching ... Read More »

Rubby De La Rosa Recovering Nicely & His Long Term Role Is Starting

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Around this time of year, there will be a ton of extraneous crap meaning absolutely nothing flung around, primarily because there’s little actual substance to write about and people are just so excited about getting baseball back. The “Best Shape Of My Life” stories are well known, but this “Winter Development Camp” the Los Angeles Dodgers run has been getting ... Read More »

Around The Web: Missing On Albert Pujols, Minor Moves, And Replacing Offense

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ESPN: From Jonah Keri‘s book on the Tampa Bay Rays, “The Extra 2%“, which I should probably get around to reading. Jennings said he and the other scouts in attendance — all except Arango — remained concerned about the kid’s thick build. They also focused on the negatives rather than the positives as Arango and Jennings both fell into a ... Read More »

Joe Torre & Developer Rick Caruso To Bid On Los Angeles Dodgers

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Joe Torre, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, resigned as executive vice president for baseball operations of Major League Baseball in order to submit a bid on the Dodgers with Los Angeles based developer Rick Caruso. Torre will join prominent Los Angeles shopping center developer Rick Caruso, the president and CEO of Caruso Affiliated. A ... Read More »

Around The Web: Steven Cohen, International Spending, And A New Dodgers Blog

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Los Angeles Times: Steven Cohen is quickly becoming a player in the Dodgers ownership sweepstakes. Steven Cohen, a billionaire eight times over, is bidding for the Dodgers in a process tilted toward the high bidder. Money? Awesome. Wait… Two former SAC fund managers have pleaded guilty to insider trading as part of a wide-ranging federal investigation in which the company’s ... Read More »

Around The Web: Minor Moves, The Hit-And-Run, And Overvaluing Prospects

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MLB Trade Rumors: Reliever John Grabow signed with the Dodgers on a minor league deal. Story was broken by John Scanlan of…Twitter. Oh hells yeah. MLB: Dodgers will invite 15 players to a developmental mini-camp at Dodger Stadium in January. Pitchers (8): Steven Ames, Michael Antonini, Rubby De La Rosa, Stephen Fife, Shawn Tolleson, Josh Wall, Allen Webster and Chris ... Read More »

Around The Web: Bunting For Hits & Dee, Bonds Sentenced, Homegrown Dodgers, And Yoenis Cespedes

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The Book: John Dewan and bunting for a hit. It’s an awesome study and relevant to a player like Dee Gordon. CBS Sports: Thanks to Kevin Malone, Paul DePodesta, and Ned Colletti for getting the Dodgers roster to the point where doing almost nothing but re-signing homegrown players since their reigns began would have resulted in the team from the ... Read More »